Suspect arrested after deadly stabbing on 78th Street in Newport News

Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Police are investigating a homicide after a deadly stabbing early Saturday morning.

Officers said it happened inside a home in the 1000 block of 78th Street. Officers got the call at 12:59 a.m.

Police found the victim, identified as 59-year-old Darryl Allen, dead at the scene. A preliminary investigation revealed the stabbing was the result of a fight between the victim and 61-year-old Nathan James Yancey Jr.

Nathan James Yancey Jr.

Police said Yancey fled on foot, but was located in the area a short time later and taken into custody. Yancey, who police say is homeless, has been charged with one count of second degree murder.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or submit a tip online.

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